Titanic International Tattoo Convention 2016 Part 3

More photos from the Titanic International Tattoo Convention in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Thanks to all the artists and models in this gallery:
Jenna Huang (jenna.taiwantattoo), 梵天慶, George Chou, Funtian Tattoo, Joe Mullan, Joker Tattoo Studio, Danny O’Donoghue from The Script/The Voice UK, Remis Tattoo, Marcin Insekt Polak, Studio Totem, Corpsepainter, Julian Siebert, Georgiana Stoian (Ciresica), David Rogers Tattoo, davidrogerstat, Stefan Sramko, Skin City Tattoo Dublin, Kayley Henderson, Northsidetattooz, John Jamison Rainey, Snoopy Tattoo, Snoopytats, Boot from Snoopy Tats, St. Johns Ambulance crew, Belfast.
And again: Special thanks to Julian Carson and his family!

I almost forgot: Extra special thanks to Hollie & Carissa for the awesome and epic question “Hey! Can you take a photo of our bums?”

You girls made my day! 

Stay tuned for more coverage from this event and check out more tattoo related stuff like “The History of Tattoo” and photos from other tattoo conventions here:
https://cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/tattoo/

More from the convention here:

Titanic International Tattoo Convention 2016 Part 2

Here’s part two of my coverage from the Titanic International Tattoo Convention 2016 in Belfast.

This convention was a lot of fun!

Stay tuned for more coverage from this event and check out more tattoo related stuff like “The History of Tattoo” and photos from other tattoo conventions here:
https://cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/tattoo/

Here’s part 1:
https://cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/2016/08/14/titanic-international-tattoo-convention-2016-part-1/

Titanic International Tattoo Convention 2016 Part 1

I had a lot of fun at the Titanic International Tattoo Convention 2016, in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Hundreds of photos filled up my memory cards this weekend, so I’ll split them up in several posts. Here’s part one of my coverage from the convention.

The Titanic International Tattoo Convention is the best tattoo convention I’ve attended so far. Flying in from Oslo, Norway, to see and photograph this convention was a great experience. The organizers, the official photographer, the crew and all the artists were all super-friendly and welcoming. So, thanks a lot to Julian Carson, his family and his crew for organizing this amazing event, to John MC for being a cool guy, thanks to all the talented artists and for an epic after-party too!

Stay tuned for more coverage from this event and check out more tattoo related stuff like “The History of Tattoo” and photos from other tattoo conventions here:

https://cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/tattoo/

Best Crazy Tattoo Award – Belfast 2016

Mark Bester from ‘Marked for Life’ won “best crazy tattoo award” with this armpit tattoo at the Titanic International Tattoo Convention 2016 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Mark Bester from Marked for Life created this armpit tattoo at the Titanic International Tattoo Convention 2016 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Mark Bester from Marked for Life created this armpit tattoo at the Titanic International Tattoo Convention 2016 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Mark also made the snake on his throat, which I’ll upload photos of later. Regardless if you like the armpit pussy or not (personally I can say that it’s definitely not my kind of tattoo), Mark is very talented with the machine. During the coming weeks I’ll share plenty of photos from Titanic International Tattoo Convention 2016, so stay tuned for more!

You can find more of Mark’s (more ‘traditional’) work here: https://www.facebook.com/Markedforlifetattoostudio/

You can also follow my official Instagram account for regular updates from tattoo events and my other journeys: https://www.instagram.com/cguzmanofficial/

 

Budapest Tattoo Convention 2016

A tattoo convention is the place where you’ll find the perfect harmony between ink & skin. Enjoy these galleries from Budapest Tattoo Convention 2016 and if you’ve missed my interview with Zsófia Bélteczky, you can read it here: https://cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/2016/03/05/interview-with-tattoo-artist-zsofia-belteczky/

Budapest Tattoo Convention 2016

Budapest Tattoo Convention 2016, Hungary.

Budapest Tattoo Convention 2016, Hungary.

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Interview with tattoo artist Zsófia Bélteczky

The wonderful & talented Zsófia Bélteczky @ Budapest Tattoo Convention 2016.

The wonderful & talented Zsófia Bélteczky @ Budapest Tattoo Convention 2016.

Budapest is the capital and the largest city of Hungary. One of the largest cities in the European Union, the city is famous for its thermal baths, ruin pubs and the Great Synagogue – which is the largest Jewish house of worship in the world outside New York City. In Budapest you can also visit places like Budapest Pinball Museum (“Great for a rainy day!”, according to a review on tripadvisor.com) and the House of Terror Museum. The city has a troubled, yet fascinating history and there are plenty of architectural interesting places to see, but we didn’t go there for that. I brought my friend to Budapest, so that we could check out the Budapest Tattoo Convention 2016.

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The Changing Seasons: February 2016

What a perfect theme for WordPress’ Weekly Photo Challenge this week! Just in time for this post in “The Changing Seasons” challenge that I finished up today!

If you don’t already know about “The Changing Seasons” challenge in this blog, you can read the “guidelines/rules” in the end of this post.  February is here and it’s definitely not my favorite month. I’m not sure if I have a favorite month, but if I do, it must be one of the summer months. I just generally like the summer. I don’t hate February or anything, but since I’m living in the Northern hemisphere, February equals winter time: in other words we’re talking snow, rain, wet, cold, darkness, naked trees, dark forests – you know, all that stuff that probably inspires the makers of black metal music.

Since my last ‘Changing Seasons’ post, I’ve shot exactly 14 photos of Oslo and they basically all look the same since they were shot at the same vantage point and on the same night. I haven’t been out much with my camera lately. Come to think of it I’ve hardly been outside at all (unless you’re counting commuting of course), but every month I have to go out and capture something.

February and winter time is perfect for indoor projects. There was a blogger that posted a photo of a vodka bottle – I can’t remember which blogger it was (at first I thought it was Amy, but it wasn’t. Then I thought maybe Laura…). Anyway, it  was someone who uses the arbitrary retared rollercoaster system (link opens in new window) for measurements, because her bottle was measured in some kind of mathematically weird way. Since I have the same bottle at home and I felt inspired by this blogger, I decided one evening that I should play with it too. You’ll see one of those photos in the gallery. Also, I added one from last weekend’s visit to the tattoo convention in Budapest. Now, before you ask: yes, I actually went all the way to Budapest just to attend a tattoo convention (I realize that it’s kind of geeky/weird, but hey! I love tattoos!). Later I’ll write-up a post about the Budapest convention, complete with photos plus an interview with Hungary’s most talented artist ((which also happens to be probably the world’s most beautiful tattoo artist), but for now I’ll only share this one photo.
I have two more photos from this event in my other blog if you’re interested: https://artishorseshit.wordpress.com/2016/02/17/balogh-daniels-photos-from-budapest-tattoo-convention/

What else happened in February? A major thing, for me: a bunch of February’s ago, I was born. Every year that has passed since then, I’ve been around long enough to make another ride around the sun on this circus of a planet. 🙂 That’s why that is one of the things that I’ve always associated with this month. The summer is still far away, but slowly, slowly we’re getting there… (יש תקווה).

Enough random blah, blah and scattered thoughts. This is my V2 post for February:

Birthday wishes | Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday / What a Circus! / You’ve made another round around the sun

For the changing seasons V1, I have this tiny gallery. The photo of the skull is actually more of a V2 photo, but who cares? 🙂

What’s this «Changing Seasons» blogging challenge?

«The Changing Seasons 2016» is a blogging challenge with two versions: the original (V1) which is purely photographic and the new version (V2) where you can allow yourself to be more artistic and post a painting, a recipe, a digital manipulation, or simply just one photo that you think represents the month. Anyone with a blog can join this challenge and it’ll run throughout 2016. It doesn’t matter if you couldn’t join the first month(s), late-comers are welcomed. These are the rules, but they’re not written in stone – you can always improvise, mix & match to suit your own liking:

These are the rules for Version 1 (The Changing Seasons V1):

  • Tag your posts with #MonthlyPhotoChallenge and #TheChangingSeasons
  • Each month, post 5-20 photos in a gallery.
  • Don’t use photos from your archive. Only new shots.

These are the rules for Version 2 (The Changing Seasons V2):

  • Tag your posts with #MonthlyPhotoChallenge and #TheChangingSeasons
  • Each month, post one photo (recipe, painting, drawing, whatever) that represents your interpretation of the month.
  • Don’t use archive stuff. Only new material!

 

Check out the links to other entries:

 

MBK Tattoo Contest Vol 10, 2015

This isn’t the first post from this event, MBK Tattoo Contest Vol 10, that took place in Bangkok in November 2015. I’ve already posted some photos here in the blog, but now I’ve uploaded them all to a gallery on Flickr.

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Divine Ink (Click on this image to visit the full Flickr gallery)

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Some portraits from Bangkok

Yesterday I came home from a week-long stay in Bangkok, where I met a lot of wonderful, talented, beautiful, sexy, creative, amazing, friendly and inspiring people. These are just a few of the photos of the amazing people and scenes that I captured there.

During one week in Bangkok, I spent most of my time in tattoo shops and hanging around with other tattoo interested people. It all culminated in the MBK Tattoo Convention 2015 on my last day, where most of these photos were taken. For me, as a person who’s probably more than average interested in tattoos, being at a tattoo convention makes you feel at home: You meet lots of people who all share the same passion and love for the same kind of artistic expression. It makes you feel like you’re a part of an international society. I’ll post plenty of photos from this magnificent event later. Because I had a flight, I couldn’t stick around to find out who won in the different classes, but for me it wasn’t important to find out who came out victorious or not – the important part was to be there, feel the vibe and be a part of the event.

The Muay Thai boxing photos were shot at Bankok’s Rajadamnern Stadium (which will also be covered in a separate post) and, since I was already in Bangkok, of course I made sure to arrange a photo session with a local model: Rogue Seraphim and make-up artist Adia Braun (the photo session will also be covered later). I haven’t had the time to go through even a small fraction of my photos yet, but I probably have some interesting street photos to share as well.

I hope you all (my readers) have been having a good time and enjoying life lately and I hope that I get to visit Bangkok again soon! The sooner the better!